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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

I could have titled this "soooo Rydges". It ticks the boxes...affordable, clean, friendly, no excesses, good view etc etc but it is sort of in the middle of nowhere unless you want to visit the hospital! At the Northern end of the Esplanade, it is quite a walk to other restaurants, tourist shops, wharf etc. Parking is convenient so if you have a car you can always drive.

Room Tip: Absolutely an ocean view room.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Out of the three Rydges in Cairns, this one is probably the oldest building. But with an interesting architectural planning, all the rooms in this hotel facilities are sea view which is great. Close (minutes walk) to the CBD and everything that Cairns can offer. The pigeons might want to share your food if you choose to dine in your private balcony, be it snacks or from the room service :)

Room Tip: The corridor is relatively narrow. Better to stay far from the lift if you cannot tolerate some/little noise.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Zahid I
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

A weekend getaway with the family and enjoyed the hospitality, no fuss, good service, late check in with no problems, fast checkout with no issues with a young family this was important. We got an excellent deal on the room rate so value for money 10/10
Bags taken straight to our room and since I had hired a pram the very friendly porter was more than happy to check delivery by the service provider and bring back to our room.
Our room was clean, inviting and spacious enough. The beds were big and very comfortable!
Ordered room service mainly breakfast, good food. Great location close to everything.
Pros: free parking, great rooms, comfy beds, daily service. Cons: not sure if there is free wifi.
Would definitely stay at this hotel again!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Thank TAMAINI
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SnGmanager, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2012

Thank you TAMAINI.
It is certainly our pleasure to host you during your visit and I look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in Cairns.

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Reviewed October 26, 2012

this hotel was right in Cairns central with many shops and eating places around.
We were comfortable here in a nice big modern room with all our amenities available.
The staff were happy to help us arrange things.
Was a nice stay

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank quintes99
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SnGmanager, General Manager at Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2012

I am so happy you enjoyed your stay with us, quintes99.
It is a pleasure to hear such positive feedback and also to pass it on to our staff. They certainly appreciate your recognising their efforts.
I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

We stayed at the Rydges for a little over a week. There were five of us (3 adults and 3 children). It was a great stay. I have to hand it to the guy who designed the family suite with the bunks and Xbox’s the kids loved it (and so did we). The location on right by the water front and the play areas near Muddy’s is outstanding for easy family adventure.

Room Tip: if you have a family get the xbox family room with an inter-connect
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank George H
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